Photography by Shaniqwa Jarvis
Report by Becky Sunshine
Have you noticed that there are fewer high heels on the front row this week? Phew. Flatties have become acceptable, edgy even – the slipper, in particular. From the zebra print by 3.1 Phillip Lim and the old-school styles from CB Made in Italy, to Miu Miu’s jewelled heels and zippy prints by Charles Philip Shanghai, they’re the shoe of the season.
“Oh goodness, I remember them the first time round,” says Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers. Those of us old enough (sorry bloggers!) to remember Scott Crolla and Romeo Gigli’s embellished velvet versions in the Eighties will be nodding sagely. “I love all the studs and spikes that are around now,” she adds, “but I prefer the authentic men’s ones from Church’s or Lobb.” So will she be seen in them? “Probably not, but they look great on the right people, as long as you keep it masculine with tailoring.”
So are we entering a new phase of comfort? Last season pyjamas, this season slippers. Will we be rolling up to the shows wrapped in our duvets come February?